The following post is part of a blog series that highlights fun roommate dynamics in various places in Indianapolis. Featured are the men of Guilford (from left) including second-year Fellow Patrick Adams, and first-year Fellows Brendan Heinz and Kevin Stewart.
What makes your house different from any other house?
Kevin Stewart: We’re all from Notre Dame, which I guess is the most obvious thing that makes us stand out.
Patrick ‘Patch’ Adams: We have a big house. It’s a historical house in the fellowship.
Joseph ‘Brendan’ Heinz: It’s a historical Orr house.
PA: Orr fellows have lived here for at least six years.
BH: At least 200 years, I think? (*laughter*)
KS: The first class of ND students that lived here, what was that, 1848?
BH: When Indianapolis was being colonized, Orr fellows moved in here and built this house. It was one of the first settlements in Broad Ripple area.
KS: So building off this conversation, we like to tell “fantastical lies” about how we live.
What would be the theme song of your house?
PA: Clique by Kanye West.
KS: Or something by Taylor Swift.
PA: Oh, Taylor Swift.
BH: Clique, clique, clique.
Describe your house in one word.
BH: G-Irish. Would people get that?
PA: No one will know what it means?
BH: Go Irish, everyone knows what that means? No, we’ll think of a better one.
If you had to give each of the roommates a superlative, what would they be?
PA: Brendan is ‘Most Ginger’.
BH: I mean, I can’t dispute it.
KS: Patch is ‘Most Likely to Tell You the School He Graduated From’.
BH: Kevin is ‘Most Likely to Take a Nap in His Car at Lunch’.
Do you have any house traditions?
PA: We lift in our garage.
KS: Nothing about this is smart or intellectual…
BH: Patch going downstairs to yell during ND football games.
BH: All of us drink sleepy time tea. Chamomile.
Something others might not know about you or your house?
KS: Actually, it usually revolves around ND games. We get up early around 7am and car pool to ND games.
PA: As a house collectively we cook a lot.
BH: I’ve been known to wrap a few things in bacon.
Favorite room in the house?
BH: It’s gotta be the kitchen.
KS: We spend 60% of our time in there.
If your house came with a warning label, what would it be?
KS: Hasn’t been vacuumed in six months.
BH: We don’t even own a vacuum cleaner I don’t think?
Do you have any advice for future fellows?
PA: Live in Broad Ripple. A lot to do within walking distance!
KS: The proof is in the pudding. No, put ‘don’t be a talker be a doer’.
BH: Can I take the proof is in the pudding?
KS: Branch out.